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Why Are Soakwells Important?

Published: March 6th, 2015

Soakwells help to avoid soil erosion and landscaping damage. When rainwater rushes down a building and into the soil, over an extended period of time damage such as major erosion and saggy paving can occur.

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Soakwells are installed to avoid damage. They consist of storm water piping and soakwell which will allow gentle seeping into the surrounding soil. Soakwells are mostly connected to near downpipes leading from gutters.


With blocks of land becoming smaller, the need for storm water to be correctly installed becomes absolutely crucial. If there is a setback from the front of the property of less than 4.5 metres, and there is limited access down the sides of the property, storm water installation must be organised by the builder.

While soakwells can be expensive they are also necessary. It is important to know that installation of plastic soak wells are not sufficient and can undermine the concrete slab creating further problems and cost.


If you would like more information on site costs with building a house and land package, contact Aussie Living Homes on (08) 9241 4999 or via our website today.


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